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Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
August 31, 2015
Volume 21, Issue 8
Government Affairs Meeting on September 2nd - Mandatory Disability Access Improvements
Legislation Introduced by Supervisor Katy Tang
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BOMA staff and members have been monitoring legislation introduced by Supervisor Katy Tang: Mandatory Disability Access Improvements. Indeed, if you have concerns about his measure, feel free to attend a special meeting with Supervisor Tang on September 2nd. Please email John M. Bozeman, BOMA San Francisco's Director of Government and Industry Affairs, at johnb@boma.com for the details of the gathering.

The current draft (click here to review it), if enacted, should not affect most BOMA member although there may be an impact if any member of the association owns a smaller building that are not already ADA compliant.

This measure will mandate ADA improvements or require proof that the building owner can provide to tenants showing that the landlord received an ADA waiver due to a number of factors, e.g., technically infeasible or unreasonable hardship. Additionally, this legislation will establish a Disability Access Compliance Unit within the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection (DBI) to monitor this program, set fees to administer it, provide guidance and advice on specific situations, as well as issue determinations of technical infeasibility or unreasonable hardship.

Buildings built after January 1, 2002, are exempt from this ordinance, but must provide proof of that fact to DBI.

This ordinance will relieve tenants of any responsibility for accessibility improvements or documentation establishing a technically infeasible situation or unreasonable hardship and place it squarely on the building owners.

Click here to review the legislation.

 
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In This Issue
Government Affairs Meeting on September 2nd - Mandatory Disability Access Improvements
•  Legislation Introduced by Supervisor Katy Tang
UPDATE: BOMA SF-PAC Slate Card for the November 3, 2015 San Francisco Municipal Election
•  Endorsed Candidates and Positions on Propositions
BOMA International's Political Action Committee (BOMAPAC) Needs Your Support
•  Jim Collins with Shorenstein is leading the effort for BOMA San Francisco
San Francisco's Transportation Sustainability Program and Transportation Sustainability Fee
•  Including an Update to the Transportation Impact Development Fee Structure
A Message from SFFD Chief Joanne Hayes-White
•  New Assistant Deputy Chief, Division of Fire Prevention and Investigation
BOMA California Advocacy Update
•  AB 1103 Re-Write, ADA Bill Advances,Water Fixture Replacement Mandate
BOMA Protects the Commercial Real Estate Industry - Proposition 13/Split Roll Property Tax
•  California Senate Constitutional Amendment 5
UPDATE: California Proposes New Elevator Maintenance Rules
•  Costs May Increase for Elevator Maintenance
BOMA San Francisco's Drought Coverage
•  San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Ordered Mandatory Water Reduction on July 1, 2015
BART Service Transbay Tube Shutdown
•  September 5-7th
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ADVOCACY EVENTS
•  Energy and Environment Committee Meeting
September 1, 2015
Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room
Please click here for more information.
•  Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) Meeting
September 2, 2015
235 Montgomery Street (Russ Building), 7th Floor 
Please click here for more information.
• 
Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
September 8, 2015
Location 225 Bush Street, Montgomery Burns Boardroom
Please click here for more information.
• 
Codes and Regulations Committee 
September 23, 2015
650 California Street, Basement Conference Center
Please click here for more information.
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